15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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15 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  5​h
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Chail
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
7
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maximus Mall and Thankas and Gifts. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath), Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi) and Kangra (Kangra Fort & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala route planner .

Pune to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Baijnath Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Himalayan National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kullu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Kullu takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Hampta and Vashisht Baths. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tripura Sundari Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Naggar Castle about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip planning site .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Hampta
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

2
nights
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. On the 9th (Mon), make a trip to Langza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Key Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, then wander the streets of Hikkim, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Gue Mummy..

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaza online travel route planner .

You can drive from Manali to Kaza in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Key Monastery, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Baspa River, then take a stroll through Rakcham, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sangla trip maker tool .

Getting from Kaza to Sangla by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Chail.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

1
day
Chail

Chail ©
Once the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala, Chail stands today as a scenic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Ka Tibba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chail Gurudwara Sahib.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chail trip website .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Chail takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple ©
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Chail to Shimla in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill

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